Welcome to Neo Classic Space! This site is a tribute to LEGO's Classic Space era from 1979 to 1987.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to our recent 30th anniversary celebration of LEGO Space.
Please note that unless otherwise stated, set box images are presented purely as a tribute to the great set boxes of classic space sets, and to not represent actual sets.
And another quick blog post from me...
That's not all, though. the station has a a cool feature: the door-hatch folds down creating an integral staircase to the interior. Luxury for Federation Spacemen more used to buildings with no fourth wall!
For the last few years of the 20th Century, the phrase "Under Construction" was synonymous with websites made on certain free webpage providers, usually featuring little animated GIFs of construction worker signs.
In this comparison of the "under construction" and "complete" LL-117, it really does look like the one under construction will become the finished ship with the addition of some panelling and a paint job.
Very clever, Mr. Reid. Does this mean that "WIPs" are the new "MOCs"?
Our month-long celebration may have ended, but that doesn't mean we're not still highlighting cool Neo Classic Space creations, like this Spacebase by 5p8c3 (aka Capt. Kirk).
The open-front is a very 'classic' design, with some modern touches and a lot of greebles - such as the radar dish and engine on the roof, and the whole of the back of the building. Very industrial and functional!
Check out the other photos in 5p8c3's Flickr set too, including some shots of the interior work stations.
What birthday celebration is complete without a cake?
When I realised that the Brickish Association AGM fell just after our March celebration, and that several of the builders would be at the event, I knew that we needed a cake. The only problem was I don't bake. However, my mother does!
Picture the scene:
"Mum? Is it possible for you to make a jam-sponge birthday cake?"
"Excellent! I'll tell them my idea and that you'll do it."
"I'll tell the spacey folk that I've had an awesome idea for a cake to take to the AGM, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Classic Space. There'll be about 60 people there."
"Oh and it's got to be blue with the Classic Space logo on it, a white spaceman and a red spaceman, and a bumble-bee stripe ribbon around the edge. Thanks, I'm sure it'll be perfect!"
Of course it all came together beautifully and here is the very cake by Hilary Dade, her "MOC" for the March celebration.
The Brickish Association's AGM was held over the weekend and I'm sure that as we all settle back into our homes, we'll be posting some photos of the "fly-in" of some of the ships featured in the March event that has just gone by.
But I couldn't resist making this poster, just for fun. Apologies to any Spacers I missed from the photo sessions yesterday. Click here for a full-size version.
The Classic Space Federation were subjected to unprovoked attacks both against our colonies and an electronic attack on the Federation Information Network. During this attack, an alien computer virus penitrated Federation systems causing false claims of victories against Federation outposts.
Please rest assured that the claims were a weak attempt to cause undue panic among citizens. The attacks were easily repelled, and all Federation colonies are now back to normal. If you experience any difficulties contacting relatives in other colonies, please do not be alarmed, it is just a temporary glitch caused by damage to sattelites during the attacks.
Federation forces have traced the attack to a hidden base on Preliumtarn and are preparing to mount a counter-attack.
Our engineers are working to eliminate the virus from our network. Systems are mostly back to normal, but we would ask you to stay away from this section.
The Infinitum-A was built with new technology and the remains of the almost destroyed LL929. A new statue had been cast and was to be delivered to the site of the first Moonbase. This custom homage to the original space heroes was commission for this single flight.
In order to discourage bandit attack this time the rear section was built with a homing hyperdrive engine that would instantaneously return the rear module to Earth. However the front was a formidable fighter capable of holding it's own even against the technological marvels of the Green Jelly like Invaders of Mars.
Today we conclude our little trek through the Classic Space Federation with Mark Stafford's LL-929 Star Fleet Infinitum. Mark has managed to get hold of some parts from the new Space Police sets, making us all very envious.
The designation LL929 was one of several that was strangely unused (or perhaps for used on a top secret test vehicle) during the time of 'classic' space exploration, almost thirty years later, after the fractioning of human space into the colonies we know today, the government of Earth commissioned this one of a kind custom vessel to make a very special delivery.
We're changing things around a little for the last day of our 30th anniversary celebration, posting a bonus first and making you wait for the main model of the day.
Pete Reid's LL-497 has been around for a little while, and can't be considered for the month long celebration as it wasn't specially built. However, a little collaboration with Stuart Crawshaw and me produced a rather beautiful piece of set box art.
Stuart provided the landing pad, while the crater plate was mine. Pete added the rover and moonbase, as well as LL-497 that gives the set it's name. We wanted to get it as close as possible to the original 928 set box image. Pete says he took about 300 photos to try to get it all to look right, but I think the results are well worth it. Thanks to Ian Greig for fixing up my photo editing efforts.
Nnenn has been busy in the last few days of March, producing even more amazing models.
His Heavy Striker is a lovely piece of kit for the Federation pilots.
The Recon Scout and Ugokin crawler are both really beautiful builds:
What's not to love about the Egronga Hunter, particularly the beautiful curves on the wings.
And last, but certainly not least, the Enforcer Battle Platform is another stunning piece of work, with its excellent tracked feed, and its stunning array of guns and rockets.